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Arena: Blood, Sweat, and Cheers; Part 1 of 2
Latin: harena, "sand" or "arena" in English, became the general term for "shows" and now it refers more to "sports", etc. unit.
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(origins of "arena" and "clue")
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arena (s) (noun), arenas (pl)
1. An indoor or outdoor area, surrounded by seating for spectators, where shows or sports events take place.
2. A group of adjoining mating territories of a species.

The Arena, More than a Place

The ancient Romans who watched the gladiators fighting to their deaths with swords and other weapons, or wild animals, killing and being killed, went to the amphitheaters for their "entertainment."


Arena where blood is spilled during slaughter.
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The ground couldn't soak up the quantities of blood spilled on it so the show producers covered the ground with absorbent arena (sand). The sand, or arena, became the name of the place for shows, then sports, etc.

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arena [harena], areni-
Latin: sand, sandy place, sea-shore; place of combat [literally, "place strewn with sand"]; gives us arena with two important descriptive parts.

The arena and areni- element is often heard but few know its origins; however, this list and the two arena parts will give you perspectives that will clarify how the word became a part of English:

Arena: Blood, Sweat, and Cheers, Part 1

Arena: Blood, Sweat, and Cheers, Part 2

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(Latin: harena; sand, sandy place, sea-shore; place of combat [literally, "place strewn with sand"])
(Latin: harena, "sand" or "arena" in English, became the general term for "shows" and now it refers more to "sports", etc.)
(Latin: harena, "sand" or "arena" in English, became the general term for "shows" and now it refers more to "sports", etc.)